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Problems Creating a Gazebo Plugin

asked 2012-06-08 00:56:38 -0500

jplpinto gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:12:36 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

I'm trying to simulate a tricycle robot using Gazebo that comes with ROS. I know how to create the simulation model that, however I've been unable to control the robot's movement. From what I've understood from the tutorials and forums, I need to create a plugin. To do so, I've tried to follow this tutorial: . However, I've been unable to compile the simple_world_plugin.

Does anyone know of a better step by step tutorial regarding this issue?

Thank you for your attention.

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Are you on ROS electric or fuerte? The plugin API changed between versions, so that could explain your error.

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2012-06-08 01:35:46 -0500 )edit

I'm currently using diamondback. Which one should i use for this tutorial!?

jplpinto gravatar image jplpinto  ( 2012-06-08 02:18:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-08 05:19:40 -0500

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The tutorial you reference says it is for ROS Fuerte, which has an entirely new version of Gazebo (1.0).

You should probably upgrade to Fuerte, then try the tutorial again.

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answered 2012-06-15 09:21:24 -0500

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updated 2012-06-15 09:35:08 -0500

I using ROS Fuerte with Ubuntu 12.04 but still i has a similar problem. I follow, step by step, the instructions on

but when i type "rosmake" I get an error :

/home/daniel/ros_workspace/gazebo_tutorials/src/simple_world_plugin.cpp:1:20: fatal error: gazebo.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated.

I tried to update ROS by typing "sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-desktop-full" but still, the problem remains.

a better step by step tutorial is definitely needed.

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This seems like a new question. It is hard to answer an "answer" in this forum. Would you mind asking it as a separate question?

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-06-15 09:45:32 -0500 )edit

you're probably right, I will open a new question.

dmeltz gravatar image dmeltz  ( 2012-06-15 23:18:04 -0500 )edit

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